Happy Birthday, Abe!

Today (February 12) was Abraham Lincoln's birthday. I flew my flag and reread the 'House Divided' speech. And I found this w...



Today (February 12) was Abraham Lincoln's birthday. I flew my flag and reread the 'House Divided' speech. And I found this wonderful slideshow at NRO:

http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/photographing-lincoln

Last year I read The President and the Photographer, by Richard Lowry (no relation to National Review's editor). It's an excellent book but focuses on Lincoln's work with Alexander Gardner. The slideshow that I'm linking to here shows portraits of Lincoln by Gardner, Matthew Brady and a number of other photographers.

It was a thrill when we were in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., a year ago, to be able to see the great February 1865 portrait of Lincoln by Gardner.

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